After Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, handfuls of Black women immediately flooded social media to express their support and utter disgust with how she was treated during her time at Buckingham Palace — myself included. During the interview, Markle confided that while she was pregnant with Archie, the palace expressed concerns to Harry over how dark Archie’s skin might be. This was one of several jaw-dropping and glaringly racist experiences Markle shared during the interview.
But this was not the first time I felt a connection to Markle, and it was also not the first time Black women took…
“Bitter Black bitch!”
In a heated discussion about something I can’t even remember now, the three words pierced through my ears as they slipped from my Uncle Ron’s lips.
I realized this wasn’t the first time someone tried to silence me while I was simply trying to express myself. It was a gut punch that many women, especially Black women, have felt. It’s almost like the word bitch is a package deal with womanhood.
But this time was different; it was more personal.
Bitterness is often attributed to anger or resentment — an emotion not usually extended to women —…